1 Jurgen Klopp returns to the Westfalenstadion for the first time since leaving Borussia Dortmund Jurgen Klopp has named his Liverpool team to face Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarter-final first leg.The German boss returns to the Westfalenstadion for the first time since leaving the Bundesliga giants last summer, a draw Klopp described as ‘a story only football can write’.The match – which is live on talkSPORT from seven o’clock (20.05 kick-off) – pits together two historic clubs in the last eight of the competition. CLICK HERE – for live commentary from Germany, see the starting line-ups below:Borussia Dortmund XI: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Bender, Hummels, Schmelzer, Castro, Weigl, Durm, Mkhitaryan, Reus, AubameyanSubs: Bürki, Sahin, Ginter, Leitner, Pulisic, Sokratis, KagawaLiverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, OrigiSubs XI: Ward, Toure, Smith, Allen, Ibe, Firmino, SturridgeREAD MORE: Borussia Dortmund v Liverpool: Combined XI based on current form and fitnessREAD MORE: Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp says he ‘won’t take pills’ to stop him celebrating if Reds score against Dortmund
Kaylea Sanchez scored 13 of her game-high 24 points in the third quarter and the Del Norte Warriors handed the McKinleyville Panthers its second Big 5 Conference loss of the season, 48-42 Friday night at McKinleyville High.The Panthers took a 19-17 lead into halftime but could not keep Sanchez and the Warriors contained in the second half as the visitors poured in 20 points alone in the third quarter to take a lead which they would not give up until the final buzzer.Friday’s win keep the …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andy Detwiler of Champaign County has a story and background in agriculture more unique than most. He has spent a life in farming without the use of his arms after losing them in a farming accident at a very young age. He has since become an inspiration to others in his local community and around the world by not letting anything get in his way, including a difficult planting season. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood caught up with Detwiler Thursday evening ahead of the overnight rain storms as he was rushing to get in corn in the well-drained soils near Urbana.Want to learn more about Andy? Check out his YouTube page, the Harmless Farmer, at this link.
Pella, Iowa – Near ’49 and Holding the Cache’The iconic village of Pella, Iowa in the United States boasts a quaint downtown, a working wind mill and the geocache with the most Favorite Points in the entire state. ’49 and Holding the Cache – A Gold Miner’s Delight’ (GC202RG) has more than 100 Favorite Points. jstrout & cjandbj created and placed the cache in 2009. The special instructions on the difficulty 2.5, terrain 1 geocache page are written as a poem:A GOLD MINER’S DELIGHTNO NEED FOR A SHOVELNO NEED FOR A MULENO NEED FOR ANY SPECIAL TOOLA NICE ALL WEATHER PARK AND GRABThe creative cache draws adventure seekers from around the region. Geocachers often choose ’49 and Hold the Cache’ to celebrate milestone finds. Cachers log about the challenge of the hide and the unique cache container.Celebrating milestones at the geocacheA geocacher who logged this cache writes, “To say this is the best geocache I’ve ever seen would be an understatement. This is mind-bogglingly fantastic! The creativity, work, money, craftsmanship, and awesomeness that has been put into this cache is just plain amazing… I’ve seen and made a few pretty darn cool caches, but this one takes the cake.”Check out this Geocaching.com Presents video to see inside the cache. The video was shot with cache owner permission. You can see the “49 and Holding Cache” at 1:00 into the video.[vsw id=”AhuX7N8b3xw” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the globe. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com. If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache and the GC code to email@example.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”Vermont 1″ GC86 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 2, 2011May 2, 2011In “Community”The Ultimate Hiding Tool — Swiss Army Knife of Geocache Containers (GC53TZQ) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 17, 2014In “Community”S.P.D. #1 – Welcome! — Geocache of the WeekApril 26, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”
UPDATED on May 14, 2014Friedrich is launching a ductless minisplit heat pump designed for installation by a homeowner with only modest mechanical skills and no professional HVAC training.Ductless minisplits are high-efficiency air conditioners and heaters that include an outdoor compressor and an indoor fan unit, typically mounted on a wall. They’re usually sized and installed by professionals, partly because of the heat gain and loss calculations required to choose the right unit and partly because indoor and outdoor components are connected by electrical, condensate and refrigerant lines that may be difficult for a non-pro to handle.Friedrich hopes its Breeze heat pump kits will help homeowners navigate those problems without the help of a professional installer. The San Antonio, Texas, company says the unit is available nationally. Just two sizes to choose fromHeating and cooling professionals normally run Manual J calculations before choosing a specific piece of equipment to make sure its output matches the heating and cooling loads in a particular space. But Friedrich is offering only two models of the Breeze, one for spaces up to 500 square feet and another for spaces up to 1,600 square feet.The company says its inverter-equipped motors, the same technology used by minisplit pioneers like Fujitsu and Mitsubishi, helps the unit reach its set point quickly and hold it more efficiently than conventional equipment.After choosing either a large or small capacity unit, the only other decision installers will have to make is whether to run the modular connecting line through a 3-inch hole in the wall behind the fan unit, or through an accessory that sits in the bottom of a window opening. Through-the-wall installations are hidden when installation is complete.The connecting line comes with a quick-connect fitting allowing it to be snapped into place without tools, according to Friedrich. The compressor also has snap-in electrical connectors.The whole process is covered in an 8-minute YouTube video.The smaller of the two units has a maximum cooling output of 12,000 BTU/h and produces 7,000 BTU/h of heat when the outdoor temperature is at 17°F (11,000 BTU/h at 47°F). It runs on 115 volts AC. The large unit has a maximum cooling output of 24,000 BTU/h and produces 14,200 BTU/h at 17°F (22,0000 Btu at 47°F). It requires 230 volts AC.The units cost from about $2,000 to $2,500.Update: On May 14, 2014, Friedrich announched that the company is limiting sales of the Breeze. The company announced, “Friedrich has intentionally rolled out the product with limited production for sale only in New York and South Florida. While Friedrich wanted broader exposure this summer season, the company has decided to pull back to avoid creating demand that Friedrich cannot deliver on. Friedrich is currently reviewing its broad launch date with its retailers and production team.” For more information, see Friedrich Pulls Back on DIY Minisplit Launch.
October 23, 2006 The The group arrived on October 15. for their annual one-week workshop. During the week, the performers Jayne Lee, Delisa Myles, Paul Moore, Joanna Rotkin, Megan Montgomery had rehearsals on the dance floor, which was especially set up for the performance. [Photo: sa & text: rc] As usual in every event, a fine dinner was prepared, by chef Eleanor Gilles, for visitors and residents before the performance. The costumes were designed by Anastazia Louise and Fkir Elderfae, who also did the sound. Murray Natkie, staff member of the Arcosanti Information Service, did the lighting. Human Nature was formed in 1994 and is based in Flagstaff. The group performs regularly in the region and also has performed nationally and internationally. [Photo: sa & text: rc]
France-based technology company Netgem has said it will significantly increase its research and development efforts to extend its range of products in the access and multiscreen content distribution arena.In France, the company will increase its investments in in connected TV and related services, which it believes offers solid prospects for growth. The company has also set a target of doubling its international revenue between 2011 and 2014.Netgem has also announced a reorganisation of its senior management.Christophe Aulnette will now become president of Netgem International, continuing to guide the international development of the group, while Joseph Haddad will take over as CEO.Aulnette has been named as a director on Netgem’s board, succeeding Charles Berdugo, who has resigned for personal reasons.Netgem posted revenues of EUR22.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, down 9% on the same period last year. While domestic French revenues fell by 41% to EUR5.4 million, international revenues grew by 9% to EUR17.5 million.
TV revenue growth across the world’s major countries outperformed other communications industries last year, and the UK led across a range of metrics amongst European countries, according to Ofcom’s International Communications Market Report.According to the report which drew on a variety of sources to compare the communications sector – telecoms, TV, postal communications and radio – across 17 countries, the overall sector turned in revenues of £1,228 billion (€1,464 billion) globally in 2012, growing by 2.5% year-on-year.Telecoms saw the biggest absolute increase in revenue of £22 billion or 4.1% to £865 billion. However, TV revenues grew the fastest – by 4.1% in 2012 to £252 billion, with the BRIC countries leading the way, but a decline in revenues in Europe and Canada.Global TV subscription revenues were up 4.4%, while net advertising revenues grew by 4.6% in 2012.The UK was the leading European country for TV revenues, with £11.7 billion compared with £11 billion in Germany and £9.5 billion in France.Germany and France were both ahead of the UK in the number of homes signed up to pay TV services with 64% each, according to Ofcom’s definition, compared with 54% for the UK.The UK, Spain and Italy were the only three major countries where all main TV sets in households received digital signals. Almost half of UK homes received HD TV, higher than the 33% average for the major European countries. UK homes also had the highest propensity to own DVRs, with 41% of households owning a device, and UK consumers were most likely to access TV content over the internet, with 36% of internet users claiming to do so every week.The UK also led on catch-up viewing on smart TVs, mobile phones and tablets, with 77% of smart TV owners accessing catch-up TV on that device, and a third of tablet owners and 12% of smartphone owners using their devices to watch catch-up content. A third of UK homes with games consoles also used that device to access catch-up content, much higher than the proportion doing so in other European countries.Smart TV ownership averaged out at 19% across the countries studied. UK smart TV ownership stood at 17%, compared with 21% in Germany and 9% in France.The UK had higher than average linear TV viewing, with the average home watching four hours of linear TV a day, 19 minutes more than the international average.Revenues from the sale of UK TV programming to international markets stood at £1.22 billion in 2012, up 4% year-on-year, with the US remaining the largest international market.The UK led the international field in the number of respondents receiving a bundle of services from their broadband supplier, with 77% of UK respondents doing so. Prices in the UK compared favourably with other countries, with Italy and France also performing well.The report compares the UK with 16 countries – France, Germany, Italy, the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, Poland, Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Emiliano CalemzukFormer Fox and Shine boss Emiliano Calemzuk has created a new content company, Rampante, and teamed up with publishing group Time Inc. to form a new production company.The new prodco will make video content for a new multiplatform library and will also help Time distribute its video content.Time Inc. brands include Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Food & Wine and Fortune. The Time Inc.-Rampante content will be based around Time brands and it will be distributed to linear channels and SVOD and digital platforms in the US and internationally, Joe Ripp, Time CEO said.“We are expanding our video strategy to leverage the breadth of our portfolio in a cohesive, high-volume way,” said Ripp. “By partnering with Emiliano, we are gaining experience in television production and international channel distribution. Moreover, without taking on unnecessary overhead, we will have an immediate presence in Los Angeles.”Calemzuk said: “After spending time with executives and editors, I am convinced that the strength and depth of the Time Inc. portfolio has the potential to lead the long-form digital video world in the decades to come.”He added: “I also look forward to assisting Time Inc.’s management in developing strategies to evolve the subscription model for the next generation of consumers.”Calemzuk was boss of Shine America until early 2012. Upon his departure, Shine said he was taking a “break from day-to-day executive duties”. With that break now over, he has formed Rampante (Spanish for ‘rampant’).Prior to Shine, Calemzuk served a twelve-year stint at News Corp. (now 21st Century Fox), where he ran cable programming arm FtvS and before that, international channels division, Fox International Channels.West Coast-based Rampante is described as a “next-generation content production and distribution company focused on high-growth segments of the media business”. It will work in digital and regular TV production in the US, US Hispanic and international TV markets.
Russian satellite operator RSCC has launched Ka-band-based broadband services in central Russia and the Urals via its new Express-AM6 satellite at 53° East.Russian providers started to offer satellite broadband services in the Ka-band using domestic spacecraft in the Far East and Siberia last year.Since April 2016, the service area of high-speed satellite system has expanded, now covering the country’s central and southern Ural regions. The service is provided via RSCC’s Express-AM6 (53 ° East) and Express-AM5 (140 ° East) spacecraft. The total length of the coverage area in the Ka-band is 7,000km.“The project start in the central regions of Russia and the Urals is truly an important event for the Russian satellite communications industry. The experience and expertise accumulated by market participants, and the innovative technology platform which the operators have selected, allow us to offer the individual and business user a quality service of state-of-the-art modern high-speed broadband Internet access,” said RSCC director-general Yuri Prokhorov.“Implementation of the high-speed internet access project will also contribute to greater competition and, as a consequence, improve the quality and availability to the public of broadband services throughout the territory of Russia.”